But this morning, I got through my head why it is these people will not give you a chance by stepping back and saying, "what if there is a god"... and it is this: There are those who simply don't believe in God. These people, if you present the case for God sufficiently, can be reached. They represent 0% of the people that reply, and probably real close to that percent in such a group. But others REJECT the concept of God; They simply WILL NOT accept any recognizing of God. Part of their belief system is to FIGHT the very concept of God. That is not a belief, that is something that has to be worked at, every day. And they WILL NOT be reached.
So was it worthwhile? I don't know. But God said bread cast upon the water won't return empty. So I can hope.
|Dew on the tall grass.|
ITEM: I spent a lot of time ranting last week on the Paula Deen thing, but never did I put it in as true a light as the guys at A Beer For The Shower. If you want the true light of the story, presented in the most amusing light, check this out!
|Scrappy in the doggie park!|
For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
|You want me to do WHAT?|
ITEM: I feel like I should congratulate the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had a walk-off 14-inning win yesterday that got them to the halfway point with 51 wins, the best in baseball. But given that last year on this date they were 42-35; went on a 21-12 tear that put them at 63-47 by August 8th; and then proceeded to go 16-36 the rest of the way, finishing 4 games under .500. So maybe I should congratulate them- or maybe I should start a pool to pick the day the inevitable tanking starts.
|Okay, I'm up here. Now what?|
|Nope... same stuff on this side...|
|Meanwhile, back at the dog park...|
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